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Rainier, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rainier.

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Around Rainier ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Brooks. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northeast of Rainier. Brooks has a population of 13,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the south of Rainier and has a population of 8,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   S   20 miles [32.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Bow City   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Enchant   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Grantham   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hays   [Map]   ---   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Millicent   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Patricia   [Map]   ---   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]   ---   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Retlaw   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Scandia   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Steveville   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Travers   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rainier ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Rainier.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Rainier.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rainier. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Rainier ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Rainier.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   S   23 miles [37 km]
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Rainier.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rainier. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   WNW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   212 miles [341.2 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ENE   263 miles [423.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSW   59 miles [95 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ESE   64 miles [103 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   S   23 miles [37 km]
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Rainier were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Rainier. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rainier) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rainier. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rainier

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainier. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.3667, Longitude: -112.0833     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rainier), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rainier.